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Primate
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[German Version]

(primatus) is used in the Catholic Church in two senses: (1) in the constitutional law of the Latin church, not as a distinct constitutional authority but as the title of a diocesan bishop (above a bishop) linked with specified episcopal sees (CIC/1983 c. 438). (2) In the law governing religious orders, there is an abbot primate under the general of a monastic congregation (CIC/1983 c. 620).

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Primate, like patriarch, is an honorary title of diocesan bishops in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church; in the E…

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Puza, Richard, “Primate”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024683>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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